Azerbaijan museum is one of the most significant museums of Iran which is located in Tabriz and next to historical Blue mosque. This museum is recognized as the second historic museum of Iran after Tehran national museum, and it includes works related to pre-Islam and Islamic ages.
The Azerbaijan Museum is a large edifice located in Imam Khomeini avenue in Tabriz (East Azerbaijan province) and is noted for its wide collection of historical valuable vestiges. It houses over 2,300 antique pieces that are on record, and more than 100 pieces are being studied to be recorded. There are around 100 hand written books, 2500 printed historical books and several others relating to archeology and scientific fields. On an average annually approximately 100,000 people visit this museum.
The museum has three galleries. The first gallery bears the oldest remains from 5th millennium BC until Sassanian dynasty (212-656 AD). The museum's monuments include goddesses, Rhytons, two skeletons (male and female) and a carved slab of marble known as Bism Allah-Stone. The second gallery consists of two parts: one for Islamic archeology and another part for coins and seals. Part one involves pottery dated from the 10th to the 19th centuries. The coins of this gallery (part two), began with the Achamenid dynasty and end in the Qajar dynasty. The displayed seals and stamps date from the third millennium BC to Islamic eras.
The third gallery includes some sculptures made by Ahad Hosseini. They are made of plaster and represent the sculptor's own image about the fate of mankind in the 20th century.
The capital of East Azerbaijan province, in the Azerbaijan region of Iran. It is a modern industrialized Iranian city with signs of civilization dating back 2,500 years. Tabriz was named by the Organization of Islamic Conference as the « city of the Islamic world tourism ...
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